Perhaps, it is easy to find a gentleman to do than to bet. No wonder the British are the main amateurs and virtuosos of the case. However, funny, resourceful and impressive Bet since ancient times throughout the world, what do you have the opportunity to see.
One of the most ancient in the history of mankind bet was concluded between Cleopatra and her Roman lover Mark Antony. Queen argued that one can drink a wine dinner on 10 million sesterces. Prospects for a very interesting, and Mark gladly accepted the bet. However, the cunning woman, of course, cheated. At the beginning of dinner before it put a glass of wine vinegar, Cleopatra took in his ear a huge black pearl, which was known for its fabulous value, and dropped into the glass. Calcium carbonate is reacted with acetic acid, weakened it, and at the end of dinner, the resulting cocktail was quite possible to enjoy a spectacular one gulp, and that the queen has done. Mark Antony declared its victory.
By the way, scientists have recently proven the realism of this chemical experience. A certain Professor Prudence Jones of the University of New Jersey armed with vinegar and pearls and found that it takes about 24 hours to dissolve in acid medium pearl. He admits that the Egyptian queen in advance soaked his earring in vinegar and pulled her out of the ear in a softened form. Or dinner, as it often was at the time, especially in a society Cleopatra, smoothly flowing into the breakfast.
Go to the White House
Who, apart from the incumbent, can open the door foot in the White House? This issue has recently taken aback by the famous American basketball player Shaquille O'Neal and argued with one of his trainers, he could go without an appointment, "a visit" to Obama, just stop the car at the gate and pushing back the guard. Under the terms of the bet, basketball should not have anyone to call (he himself admitted that he has friends in the protection of the White House), call themselves, as well as the use of force. They argued for a thousand push-ups.
During the short trip to Washington coach gave Shaquille phone, caught a taxi and went to storm the residence of Obama. "They know me, - he told reporters later. - Said, "Hey, Shaq! We are glad to see you, but we can not start up. " I told them: "OK, I understand».
NBA star insisted that he really did not hurt. However, that day in his "Twitter" message appears: "Just do not let the White House. Pochemuuuuuu? "However, perhaps the emotions belong to thousands of push-ups, the coach who kindly allowed to break approaches to thirty times.